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Olympic and World Records 2012
Carlton Books / 2013 / Paperback
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The first modern Olympics, held in Athens in 1896, featured 241 athletes from 14 countries. When the event hits London in 2012, 4,200 athletes from 147 countries will compete before a global television audience of 6.7 billion people. In the intervening years, some of the greatest stories in the history of sports have been written, and names have been immortalized. This official publication of the London 2012 Games collects the finest Olympic achievements and celebrates the legendary athletes behind them.
Keir Radnedge has been covering sports worldwide for more than 40 years. He has written over 30 books, from tournament guides to comprehensive encyclopedias. As a journalist he worked for the Daily Mail, the Guardian, and other newspapers and magazines around the world. He is an editor of the Olympic-specializing Sports Features Communications agency, for which he covered the 2008 Summer and 2010 Winter Olympic Games. He has been a sports analyst for BBC radio and television and CNN. He lives in London.
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